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Why Use Sparkker?

Posted by Adam on November 5, 2007

We at Sparkker see a vast disconnect in the way that people meet others in real life and the way they do it on the internet. And this is a problem.

A traditional online dating site has you create an individual profile and then go browsing for other individuals that seem appealing for one reason or another. Maybe they have a hot photo, maybe they also love to play kanasta, whatever the case may be, the bottom line is that you see one or more traits that you like and so you plan a date. This is not the way that meeting people works in real life.

Consider the following scenario:

You enter a crowded bar alone. Like yourself, this place is filled with hundreds of singles walking around scoping everyone else out. You find someone who looks alright, start talking to him/her and decide to plan a date.

How many times has this happened to you?

Twice? I hope not.

Once? Come on.

Zero times?! Yeah same here. It just doesn’t happen. That’s not the way people behave. And if you do behave that way, I’m assuming you live on some strange island colony? Nudists? Swingers? Swudies?

Ok now try out this scenario:

You and your three best friends are out at a bar. You’re having a great time because, well duh, you’re with your three best friends! You spot a group of four members of the opposite sex (or same sex as the case may be) who also seem to be having a good time. The two groups strike up a little conversation, realize that they have a lot in common and decide to hang out in groups again the following weekend.

And how many times has this one happened to you?

A bunch? I’d venture to say the answer is yes.

This is the natural way. We enjoy hanging out in packs. We meet other people in packs. We’re like wolves, only with less hair and ferocity. Usually.

If you’ve read this far you’re probably thinking, “man I’ve been reading for so long that I could really go for a pita pocket right about now”. But more importantly you’re probably wondering, “OK I get it, Sparkker is a more natural way to meet people. So what?”

So what? So what you ask, my shwarma-loving friend? Here’s what:

Let’s look back at those two scenarios above.

Which one seems more awkward? The single soul wandering aimlessly into other singles, you say.

I agree.

Which one seems safer? The groups of friends meeting more groups of friends, you say.

I totally agree!

Which one looks like an altogether awesome time? The groups of course silly goose, you say.

Wow, we’re like totally on the same wavelength today!

So there you have it ladies and germs. Our mission at Sparkker is to bring the process of meeting new people back to the way it’s done in the real world and away from the contrived mechanism fabricated by the big online dating conglomerates. Wow that sentence tired me out! The bottom line is that Sparkker is better because it’s more natural. And more natural is better because it’s less awkward, safer, and so much more fun!

So finish your sandwich and get out into the real world with your friends and meet some new people!

Adam

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2 Responses to “Why Use Sparkker?”

  1. Wish I Had A Onesie said

    Hello Sparkker,

    I am a long-time reader, second-time’s a charm, and first-time commentor. My question is this: will your website preclude use for those without a set group of friends, or will there be a mechanism by which dungeon masters and/or Snood-revivalists like myself can attach to a group of fellas that already know each other? Thus, even without a group of friends, a model airplane aficionado like myself could still retain the benefits that more social, less mutated persons enjoy on the regular by virtue of the mechanism that I am inquiring about. What it comes down to is that I want to meet hot chickadees, but I don’t want to go through the effort and embarassment of going back to college, and possibly high school before that, in order to make a group of friends to use your site. What’s a co-author of the “Mage: The Ascension” rules of play to do? Thanks.

    – Lost in Terabithian Translation

  2. arsachs said

    Hi Joeburger,

    That’s a feature to look for in Sparkker v2.0

    -Adrock

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